The Journey of Completing a TEFL Course
Embarking on a TEFL course journey wasn't easy, filled with doubts and uncertainties. However, the desire for a fulfilling career and the inspiration from a former tutor led to the decision to pursue teaching English abroad. This personal account explores the motivations and reflections that shaped the decision.
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Seeking Fulfillment and Purpose
After working in a corporate job, the realization of emptiness and a hunger for fulfillment prompted the decision to quit and reflect on life's purpose. The pursuit of a meaningful career became a priority, leading to the exploration of teaching English as a potential path to fulfillment.
Inspiration from a Life-Changing Experience
The story of a family friend and former tutor, who found joy and fulfillment teaching English to young children abroad, ignited a spark of inspiration. This firsthand account resonated with memories of volunteering experiences in teaching basic English, further fueling the desire to pursue a teaching career abroad.
Rediscovering the Joy of Teaching
Recalling the engaging teaching sessions as a volunteer, memories of creating lessons and integrating fun games resurfaced. The connection to the Activate Stage in the ESA methodology, where students were kept engaged through interactive activities, reinforced the belief that teaching could be immensely fulfilling. Being a part of someone's growth and witnessing their enjoyment while learning brought a profound sense of satisfaction.
Researching Teaching Abroad
Extensive research on online platforms revealed numerous authentic experiences and positive opinions about teaching English abroad. The consensus was that teaching abroad offered a fun, rewarding, and life-changing experience. The opportunity to combine teaching with traveling and immersing in different cultures intensified the excitement.
The Importance of a TEFL Course
Through various sources, the importance of a TEFL certificate became evident as the key to starting a teaching career abroad without prior professional experience. Video testimonials and vlogs from experienced teachers solidified the belief that a TEFL course could provide the necessary confidence and knowledge to embark on this journey.
Completing a TEFL course opens doors to a teaching career abroad, aligning with the pursuit of a fulfilling and purposeful life. The motivations and inspirations, combined with extensive research and the confidence gained from the TEFL course, culminate in an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the lives of eager young learners while exploring the world and its diverse cultures.
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